The Federal Government is allowing ISD728 to provide a free breakfast and lunch to each student free of charge for the 2021-22 school year.
Why should I still fill out the application if we all get free breakfast and lunch?
1. It allows families opportunities for reduced fees in some cases based on income eligibility.
2. The P-EBT program (a federal meal program) is also providing some additional funds for families in need that meet certain income requirements, at least until September 30th but the only way to qualify is through applying and qualifying.
3. It provides the District with additional funding for programs that are tied, by the legislature, to the free and reduced percentage of the district. (Compensatory funds, etc.)